budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Aaron! Pours syrupy black with zero head. Aroma is rich coffee, licorice, black strap molasses, with wood and bourbon notes. Taste is char, vanilla, oak, black licorice, and some bourbon heat. Medium body, chewy and slick on the palate.
TBone (11312) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 650ml @PBFVIII
Opaque black color, not much head. Licorice and some tartness in the nose. Full-bodied. Simple taste profile: roast, alcohol and sweet maltyness.
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is full of chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.
drjay44 (2342) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, over a black (SRM 40) body......nose is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hints of sugar......taste is sweet malts with hints of dried fruits, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, cocoanut, tobacco, light umami......mouth feel thick, chewy, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low with light acid tingle. This is nicely balanced between the various forces, and has great complexity. BJCP 8/3/16/5/8
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, raisins, coffee, and light anise. Flavor of ash, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this is a trade a while back and was waiting to drink this when cool weather got in gear. Medium thick pour that is black with tinges of dark brown in the edges and a really thin mocha head. Smell is big metallic malts, dark fruits, booze. Some minor chocolate, but rather weak all around. Taste is coffee, big ripe dark fruits, booze, medium bitter, leather, bit of licorice. Booze is not hidden as the body is not a thick as I would desire, so the alcohol is not hidden. Really was hoping for something good here, but this is really going to be slightly difficult to drink the whole thing.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of baked bread, roast chocolate, vanilla, sweet milk chocolate and bourbon. Medium body.
oh6gdx (19645) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. More or less pitch black (very deep ruby colour) with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, mild roasted and tobaccoish notes to it. Flavour is chocolate, quite roasted along with some caramel, alcohol and a bit of liquorice. Solid and highly drinkable.
laiti (4549) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF
Aroma has rather neat cocoa notes and dark chocolate. Flavour has salty licorice, some coffee notes and some dark chocolate. Also some woody notes. Nice, but does not reach the top.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at PBF. Pitch black, small beige head. Chocolate and coffee up front. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, salt and coffee. Bold fudge. Salty warming finish. Solid chocolaty imperial stout.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is quite refined, some roasted malts, cocoa and licorice. Flavor of roasted malts, cocoa, some red wine notes, tar and faint syrupy hop notes. A bit too simple, good anyway.